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Old 08-25-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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Wheel chocks

How many folks chock their coach tires? It's something I always did with our old travel trailer for a variety of reasons. In the case of the Redwood, I've wondered if the weight of the rig, plus the fact that the 6 point jacks are taking load off the running gear is enough to make chocks unnecessary. Am I nuts to consider ditching the chocks?
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:23 PM   #2
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I always chock mine with two of the big rubber Semi-Trailer chocks.
Figure it probably isn't needed but never can tell
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:15 PM   #3
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I carry mine but usually don't use them unless I am on a BIG grade...
still like them for when hooking up and it's only on the front jacks...
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:39 PM   #4
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Always chock my wheels. Quit using the device between the wheels after getting the RW and auto levelers. Like to know that it won't move when I unhitch or hitch up.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:53 PM   #5
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We use the locks that go between the wheels. helps cut down on some of the shaking.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:43 AM   #6
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Thanks for asking!!
(I was afraid)
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:54 AM   #7
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We use the locks that go between the wheels. helps cut down on some of the shaking.
Be careful with this. We used them for a while but found if we ever had to "adjust" the level at all they will start digging into the tires.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:07 AM   #8
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I Always use them. We were at the KOA in Whitefish Montana a few weeks ago and a couple pull in beside us. They positioned their trailer "just right" on the site, then proceeded to unhook. I was not really paying any attention at the time but all I heard was a big thud, grinding and a blood curtaling scream. I ran over to find their 5er about 3 feet behind the truck with bent out front jacks and the front of the 5er now resting on the back of the truck
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:25 PM   #9
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So is everyone using the rubber block chocks? Theses look cool, but pricey:
http://www.fastwaytrailer.com/shop/onestep-chock/
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:19 PM   #10
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I rarely use chocks at all anymore. I think the last time was to unhook in front of the house which is on an incline.
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